Happy Holidays to everyone!
As pertaining to WiFi Hotspot connectivity onboard marine vessels (sail and motor yachts), often you will be using an external antenna and a WiFi Sharing System (WiFi Hotspot Sharing Router)
If you are *somewhere* and you are experiencing trouble connecting, consider the following. You have a bigger antenna than most, definately bigger than laptops and pda / smartphone devices. So you can transmit farther and receiver from farther away.
But … that brings into play the possibility, for a given location, to bring in more interference – or even to be part of the interference equation YOURSELF. That doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong, and all interference is not microwave ovens or other 2.4Ghz devices outside of WiFi. Interference can be other WiFi Devices themselves. Including your own signal.
Have a look at my long standing article:
And perhaps get that INSSIDER program and have a look with a laptop. See what signals are around you. Go topside or on the dock … and let that baby run. See what kind of signals are around and on what channels and how strong they are in your vicinity.
That may help you understand why you might not be able to connect in some locations. You might have to switch SSID’s (or Hotspots) that you are connecting to – and try again.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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